Board of Directors

The Wisconsin Alumni Association is a division of the Wisconsin Foundation & Alumni Association, which supports the programs and services of the Wisconsin Alumni Association and the UW Foundation.

WFAA is managed and advised by members of an international Board of Directors. The Board’s fiduciary oversight and unique insights advance the organization’s mission: to promote the welfare of UW-Madison, advance the university’s highest priorities, and encourage the interest, engagement, financial support and stewardship of alumni, donors, and friends in the life of the university.

Jeffrey WiesnerJeffrey D. Wiesner – Chair

  • Retired Partner, Accenture

Linda L. AhlersLinda L. Ahlers

  • Retired President, Marshall Field’s

Rajiv BatraRajiv Batra

John D. BaumannJohn D. Baumann

  • President and CEO, Colony Brands, Inc.

Susan J. CellmerSusan J. Cellmer

Jerry ChazenJerome A. Chazen

  • Founder & Chairman, Chazen Capital Partners Inc., LLC

Jeffrey DiermeierJeffrey J. Diermeier

  • Chair, Financial Accounting Foundation

Susan S. EngeleiterSusan S. Engeleiter

  • Data Recognition Corporation

David F. FlorinDavid F. Florin

  • President, Hiebing

Curtis J. FuszardCurtis J. Fuszard

  • Executive Director, REACH-A-Child

Colleen GogginsColleen A. Goggins

Jeff HammesJeffrey C. Hammes

  • Chairman, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Jon HammesJon D. Hammes

  • Chair and CEO, Hammes Company

Elizabeth M. Quadracci HarnedElizabeth M. Quadracci Harned

Jill HattonJill S. Hatton

Elzie L. HigginbottomElzie L. Higginbottom

Louis A. HollandLouis A. Holland

  • President, Cumota, LLC

John HoltonJohn P. Holton

William P. HsuWilliam P. Hsu

  • Vice President of Operations, Hsu Ginseng Enterprises Inc., Hsu Ginseng Farms LLP

Peter S. KiesPeter S. Kies

  • Head of Equity Capital Markets, Head of Technology & Services Banking,
    Robert W. Baird & Co.

Christopher J. KozinaChristopher J. Kozina

  • President & CEO, CDC

Paul LeffPaul A. Leff

  • Vice Chair, Perry Capital

Peter LeidelPeter A. Leidel

  • Partner, Yorktown Partners LLC

Thomas MadsenThomas P. Madsen

Jane MandulaJane R. Mandula

  • Owner/Investor, Far Far Away, LLC

Karen A. MonfreKaren A. Monfre

  • Partner, Wipfli LLP and Managing Director Wipfli Corporate Finance

Alice MortensonAlice D. Mortenson

  • Director of Community Relations, M. A. Mortenson Company
  • President, Mortenson Family Foundation

Melinda MountMelinda J. Mount

John NelsonJohn S. Nelson

  • Managing Director and adjunct professor Global Infrastructure Asset Management, UW-Madison Civil Engineering

Cory L. NettlesCory L. Nettles

Susan S. PattersonSusan S. Patterson

  • Senior Vice President/Art Director, J. Walter Thompson

Stephen R. PetersenStephen R. Petersen

  • Managing Director, Seaward Management

Linda ProcciLinda L. Procci

Frederick RobertsonFrederick A. Robertson

  • Venture Partner, Baird Capital, RW Baird

Ricky SandlerRicky C. Sandler

  • Founder & CEO, Eminence Capital LLC

Laureen E. SeegerLaureen E. Seeger

  • Executive Vice President and General Counsel, American Express Company

Paul ShainPaul S. Shain

  • President & CEO, Singlewire Software LLC

Michael ShannonMichael S. Shannon

  • KSL Capital Partners

Michael SplinterMichael R. Splinter

Stephanie L. SwartzStephanie L. Swartz

  • Senior Nurse Consultant, Gundersen Health System

Patrick ThielePatrick Thiele

Doris WeisbergDoris F. Weisberg


Ex Officio Members

Paul CollinsPaul J. Collins

— Ex Officio Member

  • Retired Vice Chairman, Citigroup

Thomas FalkThomas J. Falk
— Ex Officio Member

  • Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Wade FetzerWade Fetzer III – Ex Officio Member

  • Retired Partner, Goldman Sachs

Jere FlunoJere D. Fluno – Ex Officio Member

Ted KellnerTed D. Kellner — Ex Officio Member

Mike KnetterMichael M. Knetter — Ex Officio Member

  • President and CEO, University of Wisconsin Foundation

John OrosJohn J. Oros — Ex Officio Member

  • Managing Director, J.C. Flowers & Co.

Frances S. TaylorFrances S. Taylor — Ex Officio Member

  • Retired, Bank of America